Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

Remove unwanted startup items to speedup Windows Logon

There are several methods to do this Microsoft's own msconfig.exe goto the run menu and type msconfig, is one that I still tend to favour however Mike Lin's StartupControlPanel work just as well with the added bonus of a recycle bin





MalwareBytes StartUpLite has a list of all unnecessary startups on their website for information only it will tell you which ones you have just remove then if you don't have any in their list you will get the following screen




The one problem that you may have is CTFMON.EXE it will keep returning not matter what it is the Microsoft process that controls Alternative User Input and the Office Language bar. It’s how you can control the computer via speech or a pen tablet, or using the onscreen keyboard inputs for asian languages.

If you really want to disable it unregister the DLL's that control it run these two commands in the start menu run one at a time you will receive confirmation that if has been done in a Regsvr32 window like the one below

Regsvr32.exe /u msimtf.dll
Regsvr32.exe /u msctf.dll





Reboot your computer and then open a Microsoft Office application if you do have that installed. Verify that ctfmon.exe is not running using Process Explorer from Sysinternals the best alternative to the Windows Task Manager.


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vista only runs in safe mode


1. Press the Start button.
2.
Type msconfig in Start menu or click 'run' and type msconfig.
3.
Open the program. (Click msconfig icon if it doesn't open automatically)
4.
Also, open the command box. Click Start > run > and type cmd.exe and open. (If the above method does not work, using "msconfig", your "System Configuration Utility" program should open on your screen.
5. Click on the "General" tab on the utility program. Select the "Normal Startup" option. Click "Apply" and "Ok" to confirm the change back to normal mode.
6.
Follow the on-screen prompts to restart the computer. Your computer should reboot normally.
7. IF
this doesn't work: Click on the "Boot" tab in " msconfig" > the "Safe boot" option should be unchecked.

IF that doesn't work, go to "msconfig" again and click the Startup tab. Disable all startup programs or, if you know which one is causing the problem, just a single program.

Hope this helps! Godspeed

Feb 06, 2014 | E-Machines Computers & Internet

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Zune installation fails


Goto Run
Type "MSCONFIG"
Choose "Start up" tab
un check "Zune"

save and restart


if not solved above then try this ...

run -> MSCONFIG
choose "service"
check "hide all microsoft" (bottom of msconfig window)
search for "zune" and uncheck
save
and
restart

Jan 09, 2014 | Microsoft Windows 7 Professional for PC

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Runtime error


Method 1: Clean Boot with Only MoSearch loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); The Mosearch.exe (Microsoft Office Search Service) and Mosdmn.exe (Microsoft Office 10 Search Filter Daemon) Startup items may be conflicting with some other program (or programs) running in the background. Therefore, clean boot your computer with only MoSearch selected on the Startup menu to determine whether this program is the source of the conflict. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type msconfig.exe, and then click OK.
  3. On the General tab, click Selective startup.
  4. On the Startup tab, click to clear all check boxes except for MoSearch.

    NOTE: In Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me), leave the *StateMgr check box selected as well.
  5. Click OK, and then click Yes when you are prompted to restart the computer.
  6. If the error message can be reproduced, repeat the preceding steps. In step 3, also click to clear the Process System.ini file and Process Win.ini file check boxes.
If the error message cannot be reproduced, this indicates that MoSearch is conflicting with some other program or programs running in the background. Follow these steps to locate the conflicting program:
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type msconfig.exe, and then click OK.
  3. On the Startup tab, click to select one of the check boxes.
  4. Click OK, and then click Yes when you are prompted to restart the computer.
  5. If the preceding steps reproduce the error message, the last item added to the Startup menu is causing the conflict. If the error message is not reproduced, repeat these steps until all Startup menu check boxes are selected.
  6. If all the Startup menu check boxes are selected and the error message is still not reproduced, start Msconfig again, and then click to select the Process System.ini file and Process Win.ini file check boxes.
If these steps don't help you find and eliminate the conflict, proceed to the following method. uparrow.gifBack to the top Method 2: Uninstall the "Support for Fast Searching" Feature loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); To uninstall the "Support for fast searching" feature from all Office XP products that are installed on your computer, follow these steps.

Note This applies only to computers that are running Microsoft Windows 98 or Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition.
  1. Quit all Office programs.
  2. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.NOTE: Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.

  4. On the Install/Uninstall tab, click Microsoft Office XP product, where Office XP product is the name of the specific Office product in question. If you are using a stand-alone version of one of the Office programs, click the appropriate product in the list.
  5. Click Add/Remove.
  6. In the Maintenance Mode Options dialog box, click Add or Remove Features, and then click Next.
  7. Click the plus sign (+) next to Office Tools, point to the icon next to Support for fast searching, and then click Not Available.
  8. Click Update.
  9. Repeat steps 2 through 8 for all other Office XP products installed on your computer.
  10. Restart your computer.

Apr 18, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium with...

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On startup getting c:\..\shooter.exe not found error


goto start>run>type msconfig .. then goto startup tab and there uncheck shooter.exe..
then let me know ...

Sep 05, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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ntvdm.exe


boot to safe-mode - goto start then run and type msconfig -

Within Msconfig you should see a startup tab. Look in there and remove or uncheck all that appear to be using ntvdm.exe

Also check in start, programs, startup, remove anything there as well.

Let me know if that does not help.

G'luck

Oct 23, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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